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The Professional Master of Business Administration program is part of the BGSU Graduate College and BGSU College of Business

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Professional Master of Business Administration

Business Administration

The BGSU Professional MBA provides an internationally recognized management education to current business professionals in northwestern Ohio and beyond who are ready to invest in themselves, advance their careers and reap the benefits of 23 months of intensive professional development alongside their current job. 

Over 75% of 2016 MBA graduates surveyed were either satisfied or very satisfied with their career progression after an MBA. The skills gained and opportunities created are unparalleled. BGSU's Schmidthorst College of Business offers a quality MBA at exceptional value on your terms.

A professional MBA program designed for individuals looking for a fast track to leadership roles

The BGSU professional MBA curriculum is designed to give students a solid foundation in business theories and principles. It develops the skills that leaders need to analyze business decisions and lead organizations. Classes are interactive, and students learn from the experiences their classmates bring from their own organizations.

Network with peers from the region and beyond

Each cohort of 25-30 experienced professionals work together as a team to maximize each individual's personal and professional development. Classes are composed of only working professionals. Small class sizes allow for more interaction with faculty and promote valuable networking opportunities.

Stand Out in courses

  • Leading for Organizational Success
  • Economic Analysis of the Firm
  • Informational Technology for Managers
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing Management and Strategy
  • Ethics and Law in Business

PMBA program offers flexibility for working professionals


The Bowling Green State University Professional MBA program is designed for individuals looking for a fast track to leadership roles. Robin Richter, Class of 2012, Company Director said:

"The quality of teaching in the BGSU's P-MBA program was exemplary. The diversity of the faculty's academic and business backgrounds brought the curriculum to life in each and every class.”

Robin learnt alongside his current job. The ability to apply classroom theory in parallel to real world projects is a major differential to the BGSU Full Time MBA. If taking two years out from your career is not an option, a professional MBA with it’s part time curriculum will give you the same career boosting skills and leadership insight without time away from the workplace. 


Bowling Green State University’s professional MBA Program is designed to meet the educational needs of experienced business professionals and future business leaders. This program provides the convenience and flexibility for professionals to earn an MBA in 23 months of part-time study, limiting interruptions to work and family responsibilities. 

Courses for the professional MBA program are available at BGSU’s facilities in Perrysburg and Findlay, Ohio. Blended courses allow for meaningful online and in-class interaction. Students will meet in person one time per week for three hours at a time from 6 to 9 p.m.

Unlike most northwest Ohio-area MBA programs, you will only have experienced working professionals in your classes – no full-time students or people without professional business experience. Being part of a cohort of experienced students significantly impacts the quality of your education.

IDEAL for professionals

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Leadership positions
  • Entrepreneur 
  • Senior Manager
  • Consultant
  • Engineers
  • Information Technology
  • Human Resources
BGSU's Business Administration benefited my career.

The program helped me to build my business acumen, and that has benefited my career greatly. Understanding how to use data to drive business growth is my job at Seagate. The BGSU program helped me to stand out from strong competitors in the Silicon Valley area.

Guodong (Alex) Zhu

Class of 2013

As a full-time professional, I was looking for an MBA program that would help me develop for future leadership roles and opportunities.

The program courses are structured in a way that allowed me to see other sides of a business and broaden my knowledge of how these functions operate. Overall, my experience with BGSU PMBA program was extremely positive, and I would highly recommend for anyone looking to develop or take next steps in their career. After completing the program I feel I have put myself in a position to continue advancing in my career.”

Steve Gullette

Head of Program Mgmt. & ME Manager

GKN ePowertrain

Reputation and rankings

BGSU's Schmidthorst College of Business accredited programs

The Schmidthorst College of Business is one of only 178 programs in the world whose business and accounting programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, (AACSB), the pinnacle of accreditation in business education.

The Schmidthorst College of Business supports students to reach their fullest potential through learning, discovery, and service. BGSU’s MBA programs have been identified on The Princeton Review’s list of “Best Business Schools” for the last nine consecutive years, and Business Week ranks it as one of the top 20 colleges of business in the United States. The BGSU Schmidthorst College of Business has also been recognized for its quality in US News and World Report. In addition, BGSU has been ranked 5th in the nation and 1st in the Midwest for veterans and active military students by the Military Times in its Best for Vets: Colleges 2021 rankings

BGSU Graduate College

The Professional Master of Business Administration program is part of the BGSU Graduate College and BGSU College of Business

* Job placement and salary information was compiled by the Office of Academic Assessment through the Graduation Survey from AY2015-2018. The data are gathered around the time of Commencement and a follow-up survey six months post Commencement. For the salary question, data for programs with fewer than fifteen responses are not included. Salaries for those programs are from the National Association of Colleges and Employers Summer 2019 Survey. For questions regarding the data, contact

Updated: 12/09/2021 04:15PM